The cities of Guelph and Waterloo are at the hub of the major concentration of scientific, industrial, educational and cultural activities in Canada. The Sheridan Park Industrial Research Centre, and the University of Guelph Research Park are located close to the universities, and the facilities of several industrial research institutions, Agriculture Canada, the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food, and Environment Canada are nearby. In addition to art galleries, symphony orchestras, small arts theatre groups, and music ensembles, the many cultural activities in Toronto are within easy reach.

The Stratford Festival of Canada, the Shaw Festival at Niagara-on-the-Lake, and the Guelph Spring Festival have all gained international fame, and are nearby for our enjoyment.


The Region of Waterloo is well-known for its active Mennonite Community, and the City of Kitchener boasts the widely-renowned Farmer's Market and the annual Oktoberfest. The multi-ethnic constituency of both cities, and the presence of graduate students representing many foreign countries, add a special flavour and cosmopolitan atmosphere.

Cherry trees blosseming in spring

Many summer and winter recreational activities such as skiing, sailing, windsurfing, golf and tennis are available locally and to the north at Blue Mountain and the Muskoka Lakes.

The Centre also provides many opportunities to associate socially with one another.


Some Local Entertainment Links





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Guelph-Waterloo Centre for Graduate Work in Chemistry and Biochemistry
Guelph/Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
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